Author Donald Goines’ tragically short career shows that when it comes to “writing what you know,” timing is everything.
The events of James Joyce’s novel, Ulysses, take place on June 16, 1904. They’re commemorated every year in a celebration called Bloomsday.
The erotic text is given the opportunity to explain itself.
No, the erstwhile drug dealer turned middle-aged rapper didn’t kill a novelist. He became one.
The reason “Audition” marches steadily from romantic comedy territory straight into the realm of splatter-gore horror is simple: Aoyama isn’t the only one conducting an audition. Yamasaki Asami is auditioning Aoyama to be her next victim.
One evening, Léonard was getting drunk in his apartment with a fellow hairdresser when Marie Antoinette’s valet unexpectedly knocked on the door.
There are those who would posit that the Sweet Valley High series, written for boy-crazy teen girls in the 1980s, is not a definitive late-20th century Marxist text. Those people are unenlightened.